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Growing up: how to achieve rapid growth without creating reputation risk

As businesses grow and change, so the expectations of their stakeholders and the type of risk they face change too. Here we will examine three of the different reputational threats issues faced by companies that are growing quickly and who will come under greater scrutiny as they succeed.

From lockdown to lockup

Williams Lea’s Phil Muller and legal billing expert Giulia Mijuca say that accurate billing and cash collection is one of the largest concerns facing law firms today – and the process behind them needs to change.

The journey of two senior lawyers – How leadership development changed everything

This is the first in a series of articles based on a panel discussion with Caroline Skinner, the General Counsel for G4S Europe Middle East, and Ingrid van Berkel, a former Eversheds Sutherland Partner and now a TPC Leadership executive coach and facilitator. Here they unpack how their experience of leadership development resulted in explosive personal growth.

One quantitative metric to rule them all

Although the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) opened its consultation on ‘fair value for money’ in defined contribution pensions in June 2020, its update got me thinking about the proposed obligation on firms to deliver ‘fair value’ under the Consumer Duty.

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Squires enters redundancy consultation with administrative roles at risk

Squire Patton Boggs is undertaking a redundancy consultation process in the UK, following the adoption of new ways of working amid the coronavirus pandemic. The process will affect a number of administrative staff in the firm’s City office. A firm spokesperson said: “The recent prolonged period of remote working has resulted in us adopting new more […]

DLA Piper eyes full City comeback by end of 2020

DLA Piper is looking to have its entire London headcount back in the office by the end of the year, the latest step in its ambitious reopening plan. The firm, which reopened its UK offices on 6 July, now plans a step-up of the strategy to bring back more people. From September, it will allow […]

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Cleary duo launch tech tool for capital markets lawyers

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is piloting a new tool created by two of its associates to help lawyers and in-house teams with regulatory disclosure and filing documents. John Kwan and Mohamed Taha have set up the product. Both have worked at Cleary for around five years before making moves to set up their new […]

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